REVIEW: Spells for Forgetting

“I was beginning to think there wasn’t anyone on this island who hadn’t lied about something.”


Saoirse is a small island on the Pacific coast and those who live there rarely leave. When they do they say the island always calls them home. The townsfolk are pretty insular but make their money off of tourists. Emery, Dutch, August and Lily grew up together on the island and are pretty inseparable until the night of their graduation party. That night Lily ends up dead and the town orchard goes up in flames. We join the story more than a decade later and learn where each is now and how they got there.

Whew this was not the story I was expecting from the description and yet going back the description is still accurate. I was expecting a lot more magic and a bit less backstabbing but in the end enjoyed the story. The love story in this one is intense. The town drama rivals any you could imagine. These folks have secrets and their own definition of morality. 

Thanks to Delacorte Press for access via Netgalley. All opinions above are my own.

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I am the Vice President of Clinical Affairs for a medical device company where my job is to promote the utility of the device to doctors. I have science and business degrees and have editorial experience in medical communications. In college, I served as an Editorial Assistant for a healthcare communications company and have served on two editorial boards for peer-reviewed journals. In my free time, I always have a book in my hand... or two or three! On average, I read 20 books a month. I have looked to combine two of my skill sets to review on Goodreads and promote books on Instagram that I love to other readers. I'm open to partnering with publishers as an influencer for book tours, giveaways etc.

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